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Hardened Bladder Wall
Cystitis, obstruction: Inflammation or utis cause bladder thickening. Bladder outflow obstruction, e.g. Tight, non relaxing bladder neck, prostate enlargement, urethral vaves or a urethral stricture causes all cause bladder trabeculation (enlargement of bladder muscle fibers). Also neurogenic bladder, detrussor-sphincter dyssynergia (sphincter conractswith voiding) but should relax & bladder reflux all cause thickening. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Possible obstruction: The bladder wall becomes thickened if it is working against resistance, such as scar tissue or narrowing of the urine channel, or in some neurological diseases. Bladder thickness is variable and it is sometimes not a problem. It can also be a tumor, but that is rare. Get a copy of the x-ray or ultrasound report that made the diagnosis and show it to your doctor or to a urologist. ...Read more
Outflow obstruction: To bladder such as enlared prostate or urethral stricture in males or bladder prolapse or obstructing ureterocele in females. Can also be due to neurogenic bladder dysfuction in either sex or cystitis can also be reported if bladder is only partly filled ; appears thickened on ultrasound. Can also be a perfectly innocent finding.. ...Read more
Bladder wall: Thickening of the bladder wall is not a disease, it's a clinical sign. In other words, it's something a doctor can see on ultrasound or CT scan, but it is only INDICATIVE of a possible disease...it does not CONFIRM any particular disease. It can be anything from a very mild problem to very serious problem, and you must follow up with your doctor to discover the diagnosis. ...Read more
Bladder wall thickening. Dr. Said not serious and no cause for alarm or worry. I am a 33 yr male and can't stop worrying about it. Please help.?
You need to tell us: Why did you have to checked in the first place. In other words do you any specific reasons/symptoms that you had your bladder checked? Is this your urinary bladder or gall bladder? Once we know about the above issues and also how did they check the thickness? Was it with ultrasound or ct scan or some other test. Give us the detailed history before we can guide you further. ...Read more
Bladder wall: Thickening can be caused by a wide variety of entities, including inflammatory and infectious processes, malignancies, infiltrative processes, and functional disturbances. So, diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause is necessary, not treatment of the bladder wall thickening itself. ...Read more
Gallbladder: Thickening of the wall of the gallbladder may represent irritation or inflammation from gallstones. Sometimes this can also indicate a recent actue painful attack from gallstones. If you are having symptoms from gallstones then yes it is time to strongly consider laparoscopic gallbladder surgery to remove the problem. ...Read more
Thick bladder wall.: A thickened bladder wall is precisely as named - the wall of the bladder is thicker than it should be, either in specific areas or throughout the entire bladder. There are several causes for this, some bad and some not. Typically this would be investigated by urinalysis, ultrasound, CT scan and cystoscopy with biopsy. ...Read more
Prolapse: The problem that causes urinary bladder prolapse is a weakness of the musculature of the pelvic floor usually caused by trauma from vaginal deliveries and in the worst case the bladder protrudes outside of the vagina. Technically the vaginal walls aren't the main problem in bladder prolapse. Urologists and gynecologists can better advise you. ...Read more
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Will treat UTI: Gemifloxacin will treat an active urinary infection but will have no direct effect upon bladder wall thickening. Bladder wall thickening needs a followup with a urologist to do serial ultrasounds and/or a cystoscopy (scope into the bladder examination) especially if smoking or other risk factors for bladder tumors exist. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with mild thickening of bladder wall indicating mild cystitis. Is this report fine? Cuz I have only incontinence no pain
Cystitis: Although pain can be a symptom for some, it is not always present. If you are being treated and the symptoms resolve you will know. Did you get urinalysis too? ...Read more
What risks are there to keeping instead of surgically removing a somewhat functional gall bladder (e.g. 25% GBEF) with thickened walls and no stones?
Pain: As long as there is no stone to pass and block the liver and the pancreas there is no real danger. GB with a thick walk and 25%? EF is a badGB. And need to come out. It really depend on your symptoms how much pain you are having pain. You are not placing yourself to any immediate danger by keeping the GB but a stone will eventually form and might pass to CBD. Then you are in trouble ...Read more
Earlier stage. The "echogenic foci" are tiny gall stones along the wall of the gall bladder. This is also the stage at which the gallstone dissolving medications:
URSO, Ursodiol, or Actigall may be helpful along with optimize lipoproteins (not cholesterol, though is a high percentage of gallstones) using both LCHF (NOT LFHC) foods & statins (Crestor+Zetia best track record) & help dissolve these. ...Read more
Results after a cystoscopy showed I have staphylococcus in my bladder wall, what type of staph bug is likely to grow there? My dr just said 'staph'
Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. To urinary bladder. Mild cirum. Wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs.?
I assume these are: CT findings. These mild changes are probably of no consequence, considering you have been using cath for so many years. These finding don't explain much. Depending on the severity of symptoms for which your doctor ordered these scans, your doctor might want to order further tests. ...Read more
I was wondering is bladder muscle wall with the recurrent distention a form of hyperplasia or hypertrophy?
Is 1g three times a day of amoxicillin safe to take for a severe bladder wall infection? Just seems like a high dose?
Safe to take: Is a higher dose but will not hurt you. ...Read more
Did K.U.B US and prostat-ocystitis was the findings. Bladder wall thickness, coarse echo pattern prostate and small calcification. It s it curable?
Here are some...: For your best interest, it would be most logical to ask and review the specific findings after KUB x-ray, and ultrasound. All your reported findings are not specific but suggesting: bladder hard work leading to its wall thickening; coarse pattern in prostate maybe equating tissue heterogeneity to suggest some change in tissue texture but still nonspecific; stones- same, nonspecific & insignificant ...Read more
Ultrasound minimal generalized thickness bladder wall, prostate size normal. Difficulty in ejaculation and prostate burning and incomplete emptying?
I ve been treated for more than 4 years of pre ulcerous & chronic colitis &thickening of the gall bladder wall (but still have chronic cholecystitis)?
Isolated: Gallbladder wall thickening on an ultrasound or ct scan, without gallstones, may have no meaning. Needs more evaluation such as hida scan. Thickening of the gallbladder without gallstones can be from liver or protein abnormalities, or other benign situations. If it is from gallstones, then surgery may be indicated to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more
After having catheter removed and doing self catheter 3 times a day I am now coning on my own about every 30 min at 100mm is th I had my wall and a prolapsed bladder surgery on the 20th of oct. Just had 3 week check up and finally took out catheter and l
That: That is a good sign. Your nerves are probably getting back to normal. If this changes or you have any concerns see your doctor, but hopefully this means you are getting back on track. ...Read more
My son is age 25 is in stage 3 kidney disease. His biopsy said something about a thickened bladder wall. What does this mean?
Chronic inflammation: The tissue of the bladder which includes the lining and the muscle layer becomes swollen and scarred in response to chronic inflammation or chronic straining to void, especially if there is mild narrowing of the urethra. Causes of kidney disease are multiple, but repeated infection and also reflux of urine from bladder back to kidney are common. ...Read more
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